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Cleveland Cavaliers ball big, beat Lonzo Ball and the Los Angeles Lakers 121-112

LeBron James recorded another triple-double with 25 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists.

CLEVELAND -- LeBron James got the better of Lonzo Ball in his first meeting with the polarizing point guard, with the Cleveland Cavaliers defeating the Los Angeles Lakers by a score of 121-112 at Quicken Loans Arena on Thursday night.

James recorded a triple-double, scoring 25 points to go along with 12 rebounds and 12 assists, while Kevin Love scored 28 points and pulled down 11 rebounds.

Ball, meanwhile, neared a triple-double of his own with 13 points, 11 assists and 8 rebounds, while second-year forward Brandon Ingram scored 26 points in a losing effort.

What follows is a running recap of Thursday night's game, complete with score updates and highlights.

Also, be sure to check out our Instagram page, where we'll be documenting images from 'The Q.'

Fourth quarter

9:28 remaining: Cavs 102, Lakers 92

Cavs up double digits. Dwyane Wade 0 of 6 from the field, but has 6 assists. Kyle Korver with 10 points off the bench.

Third quarter

End of quarter: Cavs 94, Lakers 86

Cavs continued to threaten to pull away, but Lakers hung tight, with a Lonzo Ball 3-pointer ending the quarter. Kevin Love up to 26 points and 8 rebounds on the night after a 13-point third quarter.

4:22 remaining Cavs 84, Lakers 75

Cavs breaking this thing open and threatening to pull away. LeBron now just 1 assist and 2 rebounds way from a triple-double. Brandon Ingram with 23 points for the Lakers.

8:42 remaining: Cavs 72, Lakers 69

Kevin Love now the Cavs' leading scorer with 17 points. Cavs enjoying a really strong shooting night from outside, having made 50% of their 3s on the night.

Second quarter

End of quarter: Cavs 63, Lakers 60

LeBron up to 16, 7 and 6. Jose Calderon putting together a solid game with 9 points.

Lonzo Ball has 7 points, 3 rebounds and 6 assist for the Lakers.

2:40: Cavs 54, Lakers 53

Cavs currently enjoying success from 3-point range, the latest long ball coming from LeBron, who's already up to 14 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists on the night.

8:13: Lakers 37, Cavs 33

Lakers having a strong offensive night, but the Cavs' bench unit is helping keep pace. Dwyane Wade, Jeff Green and Kyle Korver currently on the court for the Cavs.

First quarter

End of quarter: Lakers 26, Cavs 24

LeBron with 8 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists.

2:55: Lakers 20, Cavs 18

There's been a flurry of action as the fast pace continues, most noticeably with a J.R. Smith block on Brook Lopez leading to a LeBron James dunk off an assist from Jose Calderon.

6:56 remaining: Lakers 10, Cavs 9

Fast-paced first quarter thus far, with Brandon Ingram scoring 5 quick points for the Lakers.


- Cavs center Tristan Thompson will miss tonight's game. When through warmups and experienced some soreness. Had recently returned from a calf injury that cost him six weeks.